Thursday, June 28, 2012


I have a great dentist, but I hate going to the dentist.  It's a shame, because I have brittle teeth.  A genetic thing.  I brush and floss, and they still crack.

Yesterday I got to go in for the third crown on one of my molars.  I went to an oral surgeon and he said that the one on there was the wrong size for the tooth! It was put on by the dentist I had in Minnesota.  I had it on there for almost 5 years!  No wonder I got a couple of infections there every year.  The new crown fits really well, and hopefully that is that.  I could have gotten a new car with what I've spent on my mouth in the past decade.

On a happier note, the air conditioner in the house works, the strawberries at Safeway have been wonderful, and the skies in Arizona are spectacular!

The picture below is called Aqua Sky, and was a challenge wallhanging that I made..  I like it!

Take care!

Cathy B
(queen of the exclamation point!!!!!)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

What a week!

I have been soooo busy this week. We got a glut of orders, in addition to playing catchup from Mikey being sick.  I got the orders out for the people who were whining the most, and should be caught up with my stuff by Wednesday.  For those of you who don't know, our business is Puppets and Props (, and we make ventriloquist figures. I am taking today to clean and do laundry.  Don't like running out of towels and underwear. 
The picture above is a Lone Star made by a quilt student of mine in the early 80's.  It was only her 2nd quilt!

Take care!

Cathy B

Monday, June 11, 2012


There are several really good things that have happened in the past few weeks.  For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you remember that I am the primary caregiver for my sister who has MS.  WELL, 2 weeks ago she got a wheelchair ramp!  I am in love!  She can roll herself down from her mobile home to the edge of the patio, where I can help her get to the car.  It used to be that she had to 'bump' herself down the stairs while I carried the wheelchair down to the bottom.  Whew!  MUCH better now.

Also, we found a 6-wheel power chair at a yard sale for her.  The battery works, but it only goes around in circles to the right!  It is rather hilarious!  We are going to the independent living counselor at the end of the week to see about getting it repaired.  Her insurance won't do anything.  At all.  They said that even if her regular wheelchair breaks, they won't do anything.  So much for her Medicare.  Anyway, the independent living counselor will be able to help, we hope.  If not, her doctor (he is great!), will have the foreman of his ranch come out and fix it.  He is evidently a mechanical wizard.

The photo above is called Brown Cobblestones.  It is a wedding gift I made for some young friends years ago.  I put it here because the post looked boring without a photo.  (giggle!)

Take care!

Cathy B